After an interesting set of articles put forward in the chatroom, I'm curious to know if any christian denominations have said a marriage can continue in heaven, and if the conjugal act continues in heaven.

PS. I find the topic interesting but I am one of the Christians that believe marriage and sexual feelings vanish after death.

  • Is your question directed at whether or not the glorified body (which some denominations believe in) will be able to engage in sex, or is that not where you are headed with this question? – KorvinStarmast Mar 1 '18 at 13:03
  • @KorvinStarmast Any beliefs of a bond of Marriage or sexual emotions beyond death within a Christian circle. – aska123 Mar 1 '18 at 13:29
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    It's an interesting question, but as written might be too broad since a number of denominations have different beliefs in the afterlife. You may want to narrow the scope a bit. (And for some reason I think we have a related question to this, I just have not found it yet). – KorvinStarmast Mar 1 '18 at 13:30
  • I'm the one who sparked that conversation by linking to this article on my blog: Is There Sex in Heaven? That article answers the question in its title with a "yes." And since I represent a Christian denomination (Swedenborgian), clearly there is at least one Christian denomination that says that marriage and the conjugal act continue in the afterlife, which means you should already know that the answer to your question is "yes." So I'm a little confused as to why you are asking the question. – Lee Woofenden Mar 2 '18 at 15:45
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    If your question doesn't get closed, I would be happy to provide an answer along these lines. – Lee Woofenden Mar 2 '18 at 17:44

The LDS Church teaches that while not all marriages are eternal (see Luke 20:34-35), but that a marriage which is sealed is, and will continue in heaven. Additionally parents that are sealed to their children will still play a parental role in the afterlife.

As for what marriage will be like in the next life, we do not know, but some sources suggest that those in the celestial kingdom will be able to keep having children forever (if this process is the same or different is similarly up to speculation).

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